VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Back & Neck Care Chiropractic of Vancouver, Washington, is kicking off the New Year by promoting the beneficial effects that its acupuncture therapy has for managing, reducing and eliminating stress. According to Dr. Michael Pettet, D.C., the ancient Chinese therapy nicely complements the other services that are offered by the clinic, including massage therapy and a complete lineup of chiropractic services. “When combined with chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy and other services, acupuncture goes a long way toward helping people achieve relief from pain and, happily enough, stress,” said the board-certified chiropractor.
Acupuncture’s originated in ancient China. It is based on the principle of achieving balance in the body by facilitating the flow of “life force,” which is traditionally known as chi. This force flows through the body, but when stress levels rise, it becomes disrupted at meridians, or acupoints, throughout the body. With acupuncture, the aim is to restore optimal chi distribution by stimulating responses at these acupoints via the insertion of long, very thin needles.
“People tend to be skeptical about acupuncture,” said Dr. Pettet, “but research by the World Health Organization has borne out its beneficial effects.” Indeed, the therapy has been shown to assist in the treatment of a wide range of conditions that are induced or exacerbated by excessive stress, including migraines, sciatica, post-stroke paralysis and anxiety-related disorders. “Many of the conditions that initially bring patients through our doors can be further treated by regular acupuncture sessions.”
To ensure that patients enjoy the best benefits of acupuncture, Back & Neck Care Chiropractic has a nationally board-certified acupuncturist, Denise DuPree, LAc, EAMP, on hand. Denise has more than 15 years of experience as an acupuncturist and spent two years in China perfecting her skills. When working with patients, she customizes her acupuncture therapy to address their specific health concerns.
Many times, people who have never tried acupuncture before are intimidated prior to their first session. Therefore, Back & Neck Care Chiropractic is raising awareness about the therapy to encourage new patients to give it a try. During a typical session, which typically runs 20 to 30 minutes, a patient lies face down or face up on a comfortable table in a peaceful, relaxing room. Thin, sterilized, one-time-use needles are inserted into acupoints that have been strategically identified by the acupuncturist. The pinprick is minor and causes little to no discomfort. “People sometimes recoil at the mention of needles,” added Dr. Pettet, “but the reality is that this therapy is so relaxing and peaceful that many folks fall asleep during their sessions.”
Dr. Pettet and his team believe that acupuncture can be beneficial to just about anyone. However, people with blood clotting or bleeding disorders are not ideal candidates. Otherwise, the therapy complements services like chiropractic adjustments by restoring the flow of chi and dramatically reducing stress levels in the body. Located in Vancouver, Washington, Back & Neck Care Chiropractic can be reached by calling (360) 253-6674.
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